SA’s Virgin Mobile users get ‘double airtime’

October 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

South Africa’s Virgin Mobile has launched of its festive season ‘Double Your Airtime’ promotion for new prepaid customers.

Steve Bailey, Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO

Following the purchase and RICA of a Virgin Mobile SIM, new prepaid customers will receive doublethe airtime value of their first recharge for FREE. Furthermore, this promotion is not limited to any voucher denomination – load a R50 (about US $6.3) voucher as your first recharge and get R100 (about US $12.6) airtime, load a R500 (about US $63) voucher as your first recharge and get R1000 (about us $125.5) airtime. 

This promotion is only applicable on the first recharge of a new Virgin Mobile customer and is limited to five SIM cards per RICA’ed customer identity number.  Normal voucher airtime windows apply. This promotion is available through all Virgin Mobile’s prepaid sales channels.

Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO, Steve Bailey says, ”We are delighted to offer this truly exceptional value to new customers to ensure their Virgin Mobile airtime lasts even longer.”

The promotion runs alongside Virgin Mobile’s standard prepaid offer which gives customers R10 (about US $1.3) FREE airtime for every R30 (about US $3.8) of paid airtime used as well as the best value prepaid rates in South Africa:

– Lowest on-net PER SECOND rate in SA: Virgin to Virgin rate 99c/min (effectively 74c/min taking into account the ongoing ‘R10 FREE for every R30 used’)

-Great PER SECOND rates to other networks : Peak R2.60/min and off peak R1.30/min (effectively R1.95/min and 98c/min taking into account the ongoing ‘R10 FREE for every R30 used’)

– Data: 60c/MB

-SMS : 60c/message

-MMS: 75c/message

Staff Writer

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